James Cameron Reveals he may not Direct Avatar 3 and 4
James Cameron has revealed that he might not direct Avatar 3 and 4
As per Yahoo, While fans wait for Avatar: The Way of Water, filmmaker James Cameron is opening up about the franchise... which he may be quitting as director.
Cameron, 67, produced Avatar in 2009, which broke domestic and global box office records ($760.5 million and $2.847 billion, respectively), and while he initially promised a trilogy, he eventually planned four more sequels.
James Cameron reveals he may not direct Avatar 3 and 4.
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In a wide-ranging interview with Empire, the director revealed that he may not direct Avatar 4 and Avatar 5, and that Avatar 2 will be extremely long... while arguing for bathroom breaks.
Cameron shot Avatar: The Way of Water and Avatar 3 back-to-back after several years of development, with both performance capture and live-action photography taking place on and off between August 2017 and September 2020.
Throughout the sequels' production, it was assumed that Cameron would direct all four sequels, however it appears that this may no longer be the case.
'The Avatar flicks are somewhat all-consuming. 'I'm working on some other intriguing projects as well,' Cameron teased.
'I think someday, whether it's after three or four seasons, I'll want to transfer the torch to a filmmaker I trust to take over, so I can go do some other stuff that interests me.' Perhaps not. I'm not sure,' he said.
Because Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 were filmed concurrently, the aim for Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 was to do the same. If he does give over the latter two films to another director, it will not be the first time.
Cameron had been working on Alita: Battle Angel for years, based on the Gunnm graphic novel series, but he eventually passed it over to filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, with the film releasing in February 2019.
Having said that, Cameron appears to be really invested in the tale and where the franchise will go in the future.
'Everything I need to say about family, sustainability, climate, the natural world, the issues that are essential to me in real life and in my film life, I can communicate on this canvas,' Cameron said.
'I became more eager as time passed. The fourth film is a knockout. It's a f***ing motherf***er. I really hope I can make it. 'However, it is subject to market pressures,' Cameron explained.
He said that the third film is 'in the can, so it'll come out anyhow,' but he's not sure he'll be able to create Avatar 4 and 5.
'I really hope we get to make four and five because it's all one big story,' Cameron continued.
The first Avatar film clocked in at two hours and 42 minutes, and the director has admitted that Avatar: The Way of Water will be another lengthy film.
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